Regular readers may have noticed that I like grouping beers together, there are a few from the last couple of weeks though, that have been overlooked. They are not ‘random’, that oft misused word, as they were all chosen with care!
First up is Hilden’s Twisted Hop, this one is light and tangy. They’ve won awards for this one and I wouldn’t take them away, a great refresher which would be especially drinkable on a warm day.
Next up Mikkeller’s Arh Hvad. It’s not what you’d expect from Mikkeller being a relatively straightforward Belgian Pale Ale. It’s decent but not mid blowing.
I have only had a couple of Thornbridge’s beers but I like what I’ve had. If they are all of this high a standard I think I will drop out and go and work in their brewery as an unpaid taster/guinea pig! The Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale does nothing to alter this sentiment. It uses Nelson Sauvin hops which lend it a tropical fruity flavour. Unbelievably good!
Finally I had a Brew Dog Old World Russian Imperial Stout. The label is a piece of art in itself. Like the IPA story there is a tale that the original Russian Imperial Stouts were brewed with a higher alcohol content to prevent them from freezing on their journey to Russia. Make up your own mind on that one. It’s very full bodied and the stand out flavour is dark chocolate. The next time I’m opening one of these 660ml bottles I’ll make sure I have company to share it with as it’s one to be drank slowly and half a bottle is loads!
If I’m a little quiet over the next fortnight it may be down to connectivity issues, don’t worry, I will be back!